Focal Point Studios: Blog https://clients.focalpointphoto.com/blog en-us Focal Point Studios (Focal Point Studios) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:03:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:03:00 GMT https://clients.focalpointphoto.com/img/s/v-12/u1002640774-o810237697-50.jpg Focal Point Studios: Blog https://clients.focalpointphoto.com/blog 120 120 Mary & Sal 4-23-2016 Corvallis Oregon Wedding Photography https://clients.focalpointphoto.com/blog/2016/5/mary-sal-4-23-2016-corvallis-oregon-wedding-photography Mary and Sal had a beautiful church wedding in Corvallis followed by a fantastic reception at the Wheelhouse in Albany. We love getting to capture special days like these.

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(Focal Point Studios) https://clients.focalpointphoto.com/blog/2016/5/mary-sal-4-23-2016-corvallis-oregon-wedding-photography Sat, 28 May 2016 19:51:56 GMT
Tory and Danny at River Run Event Center. Central Oregon Wedding Photography https://clients.focalpointphoto.com/blog/2015/9/tory-and-danny-at-river-run-event-center-central-oregon-wedding-photography

 

 

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(Focal Point Studios) https://clients.focalpointphoto.com/blog/2015/9/tory-and-danny-at-river-run-event-center-central-oregon-wedding-photography Thu, 10 Sep 2015 04:41:55 GMT
Mike & Rachel https://clients.focalpointphoto.com/blog/2015/4/mike-rachels-engagement-photos Last weekend I had the privilege of shooting engagement photos for my sister-in-law Rachel and her Fiance Mike.  We took a whole day drove all over and eventually ended up in Pacific City for a beautiful sunset. We even got to visit the little white church outside of McMinnville where they're getting married in August.  I'm really excited for these two!

 

 

 

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(Focal Point Studios) https://clients.focalpointphoto.com/blog/2015/4/mike-rachels-engagement-photos Sun, 12 Apr 2015 20:59:53 GMT
Dezi & Corey: Central Oregon Engagement Photography https://clients.focalpointphoto.com/blog/2015/3/dezi-corey-central-oregon-engagement-photos Last weekend we spent a beautiful Central Oregon day with Dezi and Corey.  I'm really excited for their upcoming wedding Redmond wedding.

 

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(Focal Point Studios) https://clients.focalpointphoto.com/blog/2015/3/dezi-corey-central-oregon-engagement-photos Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:56:58 GMT
The importance of a First Sight https://clients.focalpointphoto.com/blog/2015/3/the-importance-of-a-first-sight Planning the timeline for your wedding can be a little daunting.  There's so much to prepare in that one day, it can be hard to fit in all the time you need for photos.  One of the best things a couple can do to ensure plenty of time for amazing photos is to make time for a First Sight.  Basically, a First Sight is special time where the Bride and Groom get to see each other for the first time, away from all the family and guests. 

Here's just a few of the benefits of choosing to have a First Sight:

Once you have seen each other, it takes a lot of the stress of the ceremony away.

-  This is one of the rare times in the day you two will have alone together. You're free to hug, give gifts, and say things to each other.  Things you can't do at the alter, and without all the pressure you'll remember what you say to each other forever.

-  Doing the first sight opens up a whole block of time before the ceremony for other photos.  Since you've already seen each other we can do all the formal family and wedding party photos before the ceremony starts.  That means once the ceremony is over, everyone can go to the reception at the same time. This allows you to spend more time celebrating with your guests.

So when planning your wedding do consider adding a First Sight.  It will help your day go much smoother as well as getting some great photos of just the two of you. 

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(Focal Point Studios) First Sight bride dallas groom oregon photography wedding https://clients.focalpointphoto.com/blog/2015/3/the-importance-of-a-first-sight Wed, 11 Mar 2015 04:33:58 GMT
Mystic 2015: My Experience https://clients.focalpointphoto.com/blog/2015/2/mystic-2015-my-experience Last month I had one of the most amazing photography related experiences of my life.  Mystic Seminars came to Portland at the Benson Hotel and I was lucky enough to be able to attend. In it's tenth year, Mystic Seminars is three days of education and socialization with hundreds of incredible photographers from all over the world.

Needless to say I came away very inspired; ready to get out there and shoot. One of the biggest things I came away with was the importance of personal projects.  Nearly all the speakers stressed the need for shooting for yourself instead of only for clients.  Something I've been wanting to do for the longest time is just to be able to go meet people and take pictures of them in their normal every day environment.  After the second night of Mystic, and a fun late night group bowling adventure, I finally had the chance. 

I met Ron outside of the Benson Hotel.  He was working as a Valet.  Ron was one of the most open and friendly people I've met in a long time. He was happy to let me take his picture, and we ended up talking out on the cold Portland sidewalk till 1:30 AM. In the time I spent with him, I could tell he works hard. While he takes his job very seriously, he has dreams of working in the automotive industry. I wish him all the best in his future endeavors.

One of my goals for this year is to do more photography like this, to get to know some people and photograph them in their environment.

Here's to meeting many more interesting people in 2015.

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(Focal Point Studios) https://clients.focalpointphoto.com/blog/2015/2/mystic-2015-my-experience Thu, 12 Feb 2015 06:11:09 GMT
Tiffany & Sam-Winter Wedding in McMinnville https://clients.focalpointphoto.com/blog/2015/1/tiffany-sam-winter-wedding-in-mcminnville Tiffany and Sam couldn't have picked a better day for a winter wedding. Though it was cold the sun came out and turned it into a beautiful day at the Mcminnville, OR Grange Hall.  Congrats to the Newlyweds! T & S Preview-100T & S Preview-100 T & S Preview-101T & S Preview-101 T & S Preview-102T & S Preview-102 T & S Preview-103T & S Preview-103 T & S Preview-104T & S Preview-104 T & S Preview-105T & S Preview-105 T & S Preview-106T & S Preview-106 T & S Preview-107T & S Preview-107 T & S Preview-108T & S Preview-108 T & S Preview-110T & S Preview-110 T & S Preview-100T & S Preview-100 T & S Preview-112T & S Preview-112 T & S Preview-113T & S Preview-113 T & S Preview-114T & S Preview-114 T & S Preview-115T & S Preview-115 T & S Preview-116T & S Preview-116 T & S Preview-117T & S Preview-117 T & S Preview-118T & S Preview-118

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(Focal Point Studios) Bride Groom McMinnville Oregon photography portraits wedding https://clients.focalpointphoto.com/blog/2015/1/tiffany-sam-winter-wedding-in-mcminnville Fri, 02 Jan 2015 05:49:37 GMT
Thomas & Julia: Beautiful August wedding at Ron's Pond https://clients.focalpointphoto.com/blog/2014/9/thomas-julia-beautiful-august-wedding-at-rons-pond Congratulations to Thomas & Julia! We had an amazing time spending the day with them at Ron's Pond and Bridgeport Chapel, near Dallas Oregon. We were so excited to see how many friends and family came to show their love and support. Wish them all the best.

 

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(Focal Point Studios) https://clients.focalpointphoto.com/blog/2014/9/thomas-julia-beautiful-august-wedding-at-rons-pond Thu, 11 Sep 2014 06:04:42 GMT
Mary & Ian https://clients.focalpointphoto.com/blog/2014/7/mary-ian I had a wonderful time tonight with Mary and Ian taking their engagement photos near Dallas, Oregon.  Looking forward to working with them again for their upcoming wedding.

Nate

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(Focal Point Studios) https://clients.focalpointphoto.com/blog/2014/7/mary-ian Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:53:56 GMT
Rustic Barn Wedding: David & Crystal at Beazell Memorial Forest https://clients.focalpointphoto.com/blog/2014/7/rustic-barn-wedding-david-crystal-at-beazel-memorial-forest Another Beautiful Saturday wedding. This one at the rustic barn venue of Beazell Memorial Forest near Philomath, Oregon. Congrats to David and Crystal!

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(Focal Point Studios) https://clients.focalpointphoto.com/blog/2014/7/rustic-barn-wedding-david-crystal-at-beazel-memorial-forest Mon, 21 Jul 2014 03:21:40 GMT